Nygård International

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Nygård International
Industry Clothing
Founded 1967; 51 years ago (1967)
Founder Peter Nygård
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Area served
Key people
Peter Nygård (Chairman)
Products Apparel
Number of employees
Website www.nygard.com
Corporate headquarters in Times Square

Nygård International is a Canadian clothing brand based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is one of the largest women's clothing manufacturers and suppliers in the world, with annual sales of over $500 million.[1] The company employs 12,000 people worldwide and supplies its clothing lines to more than 200 retail stores in North America.[2]


Nygård International began as a sportswear manufacturer, founded in 1967 by Peter Nygård in Winnipeg, Canada.[3]

In 1978 the company expanded into the United States and in 1987 Peter Nygård opened the company's international sales and marketing team in Toronto, Canada.

The company has corporate facilities in:[4]

  1. New York, New York, United States (World Headquarters, Research and Design)
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (IT/Retail/Services/Design & Merchandising, Production & Distribution)
  3. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (International Sales & Marketing Team)

The corporation also has manufacturing facilities in Shanghai, Tianjin, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Mexico.

Product lines and retail outlets[edit]

Nygård International has seven product lines, including ALIA, ALIA Sport and TanJay. The Nygård Fashions brands include Peter Nygård, Bianca Nygård, and Nygård Collection. Nygård Moderate also has three National Brands that are exclusively available at Dillard's in the US.

Retail Stores Carrying Nygård Brands include Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Belks, and Hudson's Bay.

Fashion and technology[edit]

Nygård's company slogan is "Where Fashion Meets Technology" and the company has won numerous technology-related awards, including the 2007 Most Innovative VICS CPFR Implementation,[5] and 2009 BeyeNETWORK Vision Award for Business Impact.[6] Nygård International has also been used by Microsoft as the subject of a case study highlighting the early adoption of an electronic ordering system.[7]


  1. ^ "Case Study: Nygård International". Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Nygård International, Company Profile". Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  3. ^ Aronovich, Hanna (2005-03-15). "Ready-Made Couture". U.S. Business Review. usbusiness-review.com. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Nygård International, Corporate Website, Headquarters". Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  5. ^ "VICS 2007 - Merit-Trax Technologies Food Traceability Software". Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  6. ^ "BeyeNETWORK: Global coverage of the business intelligence ecosystem". Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  7. ^ "Case Study: Nygård International". Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

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